approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Philo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Philo Farnsworth comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Philo Farnsworth - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Philo Farnsworth" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Philo a little better. This page describes the disguise Farnsworth wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Farnsworth's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Philo Farnsworth wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Philo Farnsworth wants, Philo Farnsworth usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Philo wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Philo Farnsworth functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Philo Farnsworth usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Farnsworth approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Philo Farnsworth also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Farnsworth. When Philo Farnsworth commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Philo Farnsworth is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Philo Farnsworth as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Philo Farnsworth also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Philo Farnsworth seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Philo tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Philo into trouble. Philo Farnsworth tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Philo Farnsworth needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
To others, Philo Farnsworth appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Philo that inspired people to rely on him. Farnsworth keeps his cool in most situations.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Philo Farnsworth which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Philo is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Philo Farnsworth needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.